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Alphabet Soup. Thoughts on Food and Food for Thought, with a Flemish Twist
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Alphabet Soup. Thoughts on Food and Food for Thought, with a Flemish Twist

(Filip Matthijs) The Low Countries - 2005, № 13, pp. 72-90

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Cornucopia. In Flanders fields Belgian waffles and Ghent chicken casserole are being served. Too much is never enough. The author serves the reader each letter of the alphabet and paints a picture of waiters shrouded in monk's habits, waistband-stretching dishes, and a pancake-guzzling Minister of the Budget and Public Enterprises. And the reader also learns why chip stalls are small people's chapels that stand on important lava veins and are thus crucially important for the country.

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